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Give us software we need

Dr Pete Horsfield claims on behalf of Connecting for Health that GP2GP will soon cover other systems apart from EMIS LV and Vision3 (Letters, 3 October).

He omits to mention that SystmOne – the central server-based software that is the LSP in several areas and is being pushed by several strategic health authorities – cannot take part in GP2GP record transfers. This is because they have changed to a different coding system that doesn't map to the Read codes used by most other suppliers.

Yet again the development of software that would be really useful to GPs – that is, not Choose and Book or electronic prescriptions – is failing to be implemented by Connecting for Health.

Connecting for Health is forcing companies to spend most of their resources on making their software spine compliant, and so on, and not on developing what we, the users, need.

We need GP2GP. So come on CfH (completely ******* hopeless) and use all those billions to get it sorted.

From Dr Ted Willis, Brigg, north Lincolnshire

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